University and College Speakers

Perfect for a younger, energetic audience, these speakers offer everything from straight-up humour to inspirational stories and practical life skills. Whether you're looking to engage with students on politics, current events, sports, finances, or global issues, our experts excel at connecting with young adults.

Click any of the speakers below for a full biography and program overview.

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Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong has the gift of touching the emotions of her audience through her stories based on her travel to many remote parts of the...

Maude Barlow, Environmental Speaker, Blue Planet Project, Profile Image

Maude Barlow

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians, Canada's largest citizen's advocacy organization, as well as the co...

Jasmin Bergeron, Sales and Marketing Speaker, Profile Image

Jasmin Bergeron

After a successful career as a consultant and a senior manager, Jasmin Bergeron has given more than 1000 keynote conferences and seminars...

Keith Boag, Current Events and Political Speaker, CBC Television, Profile Image

Keith Boag

Keith Boag is a Canadian senior journalist with CBC Television. He works with The National as the chief political correspondent, CBC News...

Roberta Bondar, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Astronaut, Profile Image

Roberta Bondar

Dr. Roberta Bondar is a much sought-after speaker who makes exciting connections between how our brains adapt in space and how we can ada...

Frances Cairncross, Business and Economy Speaker, Journalist, Profile Image

Frances Cairncross

Journalist Frances Cairncross is one of the UK's most respected economic commentators. Formerly Management Editor of the Economist, she h...

David Dodge, Business and Economy Speaker, Profile Image

David Dodge

David Dodge is currently the chancellor of Queen's University, and a former economics instructor at Queen's University, John Hopkins Univ...

Risha Grant, Diversity, Inclusion speaker, virtual keynote speaker

Risha Grant

Motivated by her passion to correct societal isms like racism, sexism, classism and plain old stupidism, it is Risha's personal mission t...

Kristina Groves

A native of Ottawa, Kristina started skating when she was 11 because she wanted to distinguish herself from her ski-crazed family. Good n...

Jamie Gruman, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Positive Organizational Psychology, Profile Image

Jamie Gruman

Jamie Gruman earned his Ph.D. in the Applied Social Psychology Program at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, where he speciali...

Charles Hamelin, Sports Speaker, 2010 Olympic Speed Skating Champion

Charles Hamelin

"These will be my Games." After trading world titles in short track's glamour event with Dancing with the Stars winner Apolo Anton Ohn...

Chantal Hebert, French / Bilingual Speaker, Political Raconteur and Columnist, Profile Image

Chantal Hebert

Chantal Hébert is a regular participant in television and radio current affairs shows in French and in English. Prior to taking her pos...

Lorie Kane, Sports Speaker, Premier Golfer, Profile Image

Lorie Kane

Lorie Kane is among Canada's premier female golfers. Born in 1964 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in an athletic family. Lorie was...

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Phil Keoghan

Phil Keoghan is best known for his role as host of Jerry Bruckheimer's television show, The Amazing Race, which has won six Emmy Awards a...

Bob Knight, Legendary NCAA Basketball Coach, ESPN, Sports Speaker, Profile Image

Bob Knight

Bob Knight is among the youngest head coaches to have won 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 and 800 career games. He is the only coach to have...

Nick Kypreos, Adventure and Sports Speakers, Sportsnet Broadcaster, Profile Image

Nick Kypreos

Nick Kypreos is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left-winger. He played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the Har...

Richard LeBlanc, Business Management and Organization Speaker, Corporate Governance, Profile Image

Dr. Richard LeBlanc

Professor Leblanc is a tenured, award-winning teacher and researcher, consultant, lawyer and specialist on boards of directors. He is als...

Duncan McCue, Current Events and Political Speaker, CBC News, Profile Image

Duncan McCue

Duncan McCue has been a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for 12 years. His award-winning news and current affairs pieces are featured o...

Ann Medina, Communications Speaker, Profile Image

Ann Medina

Ann Medina grew up in New York City. She studied philosophy at Wellesley College, Harvard University and the University of Edinburgh befo...

Denny Morrison, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympic Medalist, Profile Image

Denny Morrison

Denny Morrison is writing the story of a small town boy who makes good in the big city. Growing up in Fort St. John, British Columbia,...

Professional Virtual Speaker Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss is the Cofounder of Plasticity Labs, researcher and bestselling author of “Unlocking Happiness at Work” and Virtual Key...

Suze Orman, Business and The Economy Speaker, Personal Finance, Profile Image

Suze Orman

Suze Orman is a bestselling author on personal finance, a financial advisor, and television personality who has given thousands of speech...

Maelle Ricker, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympic Gold Medalist, Profile Image

Maelle Ricker

Just shy of a medal at both of her previous Olympic Games and after suffering frustrating crashes, Maelle Ricker thrilled Canadians as sh...

Joannie Rochette, Motivational Sports Speaker, Olympic Figure Skater, Profile Image

Joannie Rochette

The audience at Pacific Coliseum, all of Canada, and skating fans all over the world held their breaths as six-time Canadian Ladies Champ...

Sima Samar, Current Events and Political Speaker, Afghanistan, Profile Image

Dr. Sima Samar

Dr. Sima Samar is probably one of the most selfless leaders on the world stage today. Dr. Samar fled Afghanistan in 1984 after her husban...

Natasha Sharma, Change Speaker, TEDx Speaker, Profile Image

Dr. Natasha Sharma

Dr. Natasha Sharma is an Author, TEDx Speaker, Emotional Fitness Expert, and TV/Media Personality. She is also the author of The Kindness...

Kyle Shewfelt, Sports Speaker, Olympic Gynmnastics Champion, Profile Image

Kyle Shewfelt

Kyle Shewfelt achieved his ultimate goal on Sunday, August 22, 2004 in Athens, Greece when he captured Canada's first-ever Olympic medal ...

Jeffrey Simpson, Current Events Speaker, Globe & Mail Columnist, Profile Image

Jeffrey Simpson

Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail's national affairs columnist, has won all three of Canada's leading literary prizes -- the Governor-G...

Sami-Jo Small, Sports, Hockey, Olympics Motivational Speaker

Sami Jo Small

Sami Jo Small grew up on the outdoor hockey rinks of Winnipeg, MB. Her passion for the game was honed in the boys' minor hockey system. A...

Dr. David Suzuki, Envrionmentalist Speaker, Business Speaker, Profile Image

Dr. David Suzuki

David has received consistently high acclaim for his thirty years of award-winning work in broadcasting, explaining the complexities of s...

Brian Tobin, Business and Economics Speaker, Former Politican, Profile Image

Brian Tobin

One of the best orators in the country, The Hon. Brian Tobin inspires audiences with a vision for Canada, while at the same time giving t...

Chantal Vallée, sports speaker, head coach Windsor Lancers Women's Basketball, Profile Image

Chantal Vallee

Chantal Vallée is the Head Coach of the University of two-time Canadian University Champion Windsor Lancers Women's Basketball. She h...

Herschel Walker, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Mental Health Awareness Advocate, Profile Image

Herschel Walker

In his hometown of Wrightsville, Georgia, Walker played football and basketball and competed in track and field. He scored a record-break...

Suzy Welch, Leadership Speaker, Business Journalist, Profile Image

Suzy Welch

Suzy Welch is an author, commentator, and business journalist. The weekly column, The Welch Way, she writes with her husband, Jack Welch,...

Samra Zafar, Virtual Keynote Speaker, Diversity and Inclusion Speaker, Mental Health Speaker

Samra Zafar

Samra ZafarVirtual Keynote Speaker Virtual Speaker; Diversity and Inclusion Expert .eg-home-grids-wrapper .esg-entry-media,.eg-home-grids...

Lorraine Zander, Entrepreneurship Speaker, Millennial Expert, Profile Image

Lorraine Zander

What do fire walking, creating a bomb scare and being picked up by Sir Richard Branson have in common? Lorraine Zander. That's her life: ...